Nutrition

Leukemia cells in peripheral blood smear. Credit: jarun011.

New Connections between Cancer and Insulin Resistance

In a recent study published in Cancer Cell, researchers in Colorado found that…


Skin prick allergy test.

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn't Kill You...

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich…


A Guide to Enjoying Thanksgiving Without Getting Uncomfortably Stuffed!

Stuffing is only good for turkey. We’ve all had that sick, distended tummy…


Does a Ketogenic Diet Change Our Microbiome?

Do you know the old saying, “you are what you eat”? Research on the gut…


Lessons from a Month of Mindful Eating with Headspace

“The most important thing is being kind to ourself, to yourself, even if…


Clean culture of aerobic bacteria on agar plate, biohazard sign in background.

She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She's Protecting Your Gut Health.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rita Colwell, a “giant”…


Anatomical structure of biological cell.

What You Should Know about Oxidative Damage and Stress

The last two posts I wrote had a unifying theme: oxidative damage. The first…


Alzheimer’s memory loss due to Dementia and brain disease with the abstract medical icon of a human head and neurology research as a 3D illustration.

Zombieland: A tale of Alzheimer’s disease and cellular senescence

The average human lifespan is now almost twice as long as it was in the…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old…


Haunted by Sugar? How to Beat Insulin Resistance

The Halloween sugar high can be scary. Sometimes we find ourselves eating as…